Although this resolution is more of a wish than an actionable goal, there is no hiding from the fact that a lot of the Maple Leafs’ struggles this year have spawned from injury.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been plagued by injuries this season.
They started the year with both Jake Muzzin and Matt Murray reportedly being out for the season on LTIR.
Since puck drop, they have had longer term injuries to Connor Timmins, Timothy Liljegren, John Klingberg, Joseph Woll, and Mark Giordano.
This has lead to a majorly depleted blueline as well as a rocky crease. This is made even worse by the struggles plaguing Ilya Samsonov, who was the projected number one heading into the season.
In saying all of this, the Leafs are by no means the team that has been hit the hardest by the injury bug.
Yet, the team has lost significant man games from three regular defenders and their starting goalie. These are significant blows any way you look at it and has hurt the team in a big way.
If the Leafs are to make a serious run in the postseason, they will need to have better injury luck to make it happen.